On beta blockers. Mine was usually around 93 bpm or so, resting and not anxious, much, much higher during surges of anxiety. I've been on atenolol for about 3 weeks now and my resting rate is between 80-88 bpm. Is this normal or is this med not working properly?
When I was on a beta blocker and actually Atenalol my resting heart rate would sit around 60's. The whole point of the drug is to lower the heart rate therefore the heart doesn't have to work quite so hard.
How are you feeling now after being on the drug for a while?
I am not quite sure what my rate was before the drug...it was sporadic and would go high for no reason. I have been on propranolol for 2 years and resting rate has been anywhere from 55-80 depending on the day, whether I am anxious, etc. Typically it is abour 70. It took a a few weeks of adjusting dosage and what not to get in the right groove.
As long as your rates are within 60-100 at resting there's nothing to worry about unless your getting a lot of pains which will be caused mostly by the anxiety. If your heart rate is at around 80-90 it may feel a bit fast but it's perfectly normal depending on if your active in sports, outdoors ect.. Usally the less active people are not walking around with resting rates of 45-60-65 ect...
Just as long as it isn't going well over 110 into 160-200 your fine.
I have been on atenolol7 years now just got out the hospital this week not one time did my heart hit 100 beats a minute.Mine with out atenolol is 70 to 80 and when i am on it its 59 -65.I dont know about you guys but I no longer feel my heart beat as strong when i get scared it no longer runs away.